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Help overlock 2500k on z68 mobo

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#1
I don't know how to overclock i5 2500k on GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68.
i got gtx 580 stock, gskill ripjaw 8gb 1600mhz, 1 hdd, 1 dvd drive, 1 120mm cpu fan ( cooler master 212 plus + ic diamond compound), 1 92 mm case fan, 1 80 mm case fan, 650w antec green. hope i can achive 4.2-4.5 with this spec. Help me please. thanks.
 
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#2
go to your bios and set the multi at 42 and presto, you have 4.2ghz. Yes, it's that easy.
 
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really, I thought I have to change voltage and something more? how about to set ram run at 1600mhz
 
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my 2600k does 4.2 with voltages set to auto, and according to CPUz, only takes around 1.3 volts. For memory, I just set mine to 1600mhz manually.
 
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Yeah it's that easy. I run mine @ 4.6Ghz out of the box with little voltage adjustment. Yours should 4.2 on stock voltage. You could up it notch but give it a try first. Just set your ram to 1600 and the correct timings. Also set the correct voltage for the ram.
 
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how's that Asrock working for you tech? If you don't remember, I was the one that first suggested it to you.
 
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Yeah i remember! Board is pretty nice. Bios is very nice. Overclocking is to easy now. :p
Hooked it all up. Set it @ 4.6Ghz and did not change a thing since then.
Only problem is that i'm gonna request RMA for it because the board makes weird noises.:wtf:

Edit: Today took the board out. Gently pushed a few of the caps where i was thought the sound was coming from, put the board back in. Sound = GONE!
 
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how to choose timing for ram? is timing auto detected ?when set ram to 1600? don't increase any voltage?
 
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What does the label on the packaging say? Something like: 1600Mhz 1.5v 9-9-9-24?
 
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yes it is
 
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the info & bios here will help you with some of the back ground as the chipset are almost the same